Hotel at a Glance: Fenwick Inn
Just one block from Fenwick Inn, the Atlantic’s waves lap against Ocean City’s shores. Take a short walk to sunbathe on the sandy beach or swim in the bright-blue waters. Back at the hotel, you can enjoy ocean views from the onsite restaurant’s dining room or terrace as you dig into a crab-cake sandwich or juicy steak.
- Start the day right: This Getaway includes daily breakfast for two at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar.
- Kick back: Take a dip in the indoor pool or relax in the hot tub.
- Home away from home: Deluxe rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, and remodeled bathrooms.
- Stay connected: Use the hotel’s free WiFi to share your vacation photos.
Ocean City, Maryland: Family-Friendly Boardwalk next to the Atlantic
Along Ocean City’s century-old boardwalk, you can savor wild-caught blue crab, play old-fashioned arcade games, and watch candy makers spin colorful saltwater taffy. The lively boardwalk, which stretches for three miles along Maryland’s eastern shore, helped earn Ocean City a spot on USA Today’s list of the “10 great places to have some fun on a boardwalk.” Kids can ride a ferris wheel and climb aboard one of the country’s oldest carousels at Trimper’s Amusement Park, a family-owned theme park for more than 100 years.
Assateague Island National Seashore—a 37-mile stretch of salt marshes running from Ocean City down to Virginia—offers a peaceful reprieve from the boardwalk’s constant activity. The island’s famous wild horses gallop on the shores, and you can climb up a vintage, candy-striped lighthouse, or hike the seaside forests to spot birds, including great horned owls, ruby-crowned kinglets, and great blue herons.